Articles By Nsikan Akpan
Autism Ability To Remember Faces Tied To Oxytocin ‘Love’ Gene
Gene mutation in oxytocin receptor tied to facial recognition ability in autistic children.
Texting Service Could Improve Your Health: Pilot Program Reduced Diabetes Risk In Participants Through Better Awareness
Txt4health public messenger services warns citizens of Detroit and Cincinnati about diabetes risks and changes lifestyle habits.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Driving Skills In Parkinson’s Disease Patients
German clinical trial finds that deep brain stimulation enhances the driving skills of Parkinson’s disease patients.
How A Flu Vaccine Caused Narcolepsy In Children: Case For Autoimmune Disease Made
Stanford study reveals how the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix caused narcolepsy in children and adolescents by triggering an autoimmune brain disorder.
Doctors Aren’t Learning Cost-Conscious Care: 85% Of Residency Programs Don’t Teach How To Save Patients Money
Courses on cost-saving only feature in 15% of internal medicine residency programs. Meanwhile, cost-conscious care could save the U.S. $750 billion in unnecessary medical spending.
Microchip Diagnoses HIV/AIDS Instantly: Tricorder-Like Test Could Aid Millions With Disease
A new, inexpensive microchip quickly diagnoses patients with HIV/AIDS and could lead to a simple finger stick test for the disease.
Money Can Buy You Happiness, Up To A Point: Life Satisfaction Drops After $36,000 GDP Per Person
The economic development of countries improves life satisfaction up to $36,000.
West Coast NFL Teams Benefit From Time Difference Thanks To Jet Lag And Circadian Rhythms
Harvard and Stanford study finds West Coast NFL teams have benefited over the last 40 years thanks to the body’s internal clock.
Newlyweds Gut Feelings Predict Whether A Marriage Will Remain Happy
Gut feelings, rather than conscious attitudes, are a better predictor for whether a marriage will remain happy, according to research from Florida State University.
Spinal Injuries Treated With Hypoxia: What Is This Promising (And Surprising) New Treatment?
Oxygen deprivation, also known as hypoxia, improves walking endurance for people with spinal injuries.
New Tongue-Guided Wheelchair Wins Hearts In Clinical Trial: Disabled Given New Freedom Through Invention
Magnetic tongue piercings can guide wheelchairs for the paralyzed, according to a new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Older Adults Suffer More Vision Problems At Home: Is Glaucoma Worsened By Dim Lighting?
Study finds that poor at-home lighting aggravates the vision difficulties connected with glaucoma.